Mr. Pickering's December Letter To Parents And Guardians
Dear Parents & Guardians,
As we approach the end of the calendar year, I want to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on some important initiatives at ConVal Regional High School: our work on 21st century skills, school-wide rubrics, and a look ahead at the 2015-16 school budget.
These elves have been working hard at creating the 2015 ConVal Yearbook
The 2015 ConVal Yearbook Makes A Great Holiday Gift!
The 2015 ConVal Yearbook makes a great holiday gift, whether for your own son or daughter or, in the true giving spirit of the holidays, as a gift of lasting memories for a student who may not be able to afford one. The yearbook is written for all students - freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Yearbooks can be preordered online on the Jostens website where you can also find customization options. If you are interested in taking out a parent appreciation ad, please contact Ms. Amanda Bastoni, the Yearbook Class advisor.
Students Engage School Board In Budget Discussions
About 30 ConVal High School students attended the recent School Board meeting at Francestown Elementary School and made their voices heard regarding the proposed 2015-16 budget. For a complete report in the Monadnock Ledger Transcript, please click here.
ConVal Select Chorus Performs With Lawrence Academy
In a unique inter-school collaboration, chorus director Krystal Morin and members of the ConVal High School Select Chorus join with players from Indian Hill Orchestra and student singers, dancers, and faculty at Lawrence Academy in a performance of "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace," a contemporary piece by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins.
Jenkins chose the Renaissance French secular song “L’homme armé” as the basis for his musically challenging composition which was commissioned by the British Royal Armouries Museum for their Millennium celebrations. “L’homme armé” had gained in popularity after the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453 and was used as the cantus firmus in many medieval Latin masses.
For more on the performance, see the short video on the related Facebook post by Lawrence Academy.
Video Highlights From ConVal's Annual Holiday Concert 2014
ConVal Gets Into The Spirit With Unique Holiday Sweaters